Farmers markets showcase the bounty afforded us by Arizona farmers, growers and artisans. Lucky us, we have such beautiful winter and spring weather to enjoy the outdoor markets, one of the many reasons we love living here!
Farmers Market at the Mercado
Abby Lee Farms, Blue Sky Organic Farms, Relish This, Sun Valley Bees honey and Big Red’s hot sauce are among the vendors you’ll likely find at this farmers market at the Mercado del Lago shopping center at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale.
Details: Sundays from 9:30am-1:30pm November-February, and 9am- 1 pm March-May. Mercado del Lago, 8300 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. arizonacommunityfarmersmarkets.com
Fountain Hills Farmers Market
Beef steaks, hard-to-find seasonings from Go Lb. Salt, jam from Grandma Patti’s Kitchen and gourmet popcorn from Gypsy Jane’s are just a few of the things you’ll find at this weekly festival in Fountain Hills. Eat while you shop and visit vendors making grilled cheese and other dishes.
Details: Thursdays from 11am-5pm October-mid April. 16858 Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills. experiencefountainhills.com
Scottsdale Arizona Farmers Market
This market in Old Town Scottsdale has evolved into a weekly food festival, with demonstrations to show you how to prepare things farmers are selling. You’ll find dozens of farmers, ranchers and vendors selling coffee, vegan desserts, cheese, crostini, pasta, candy, tamales, soups, wild-caught Alaskan seafood, hummus, tomatoes, spicy pickles, grass-fed lamb, microgreens, frozen entrees, bread and more.
Details: Saturdays from 8am-1pm October-May. 3806 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale. arizonafarmersmarkets.com
Arizona Community Farmers Market
The state’s oldest farmers market offers one of the largest selections of produce, along with fresh chickens and grass-fed lamb. Dozens of vendors sell specialty foods, including cupcakes, jam, jerky, chili pies, wild salmon, tamales, green-chile stew and tortilla soup. The location is at a park with a playground, fishing pond, ducks and geese.
Details: Saturdays from 8am-1pm October-May, and 7-11am June-September. 3502 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix. arizonacommunityfarmersmarkets.com